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Richard E. Pratley, MD

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Richard E. Pratley, MD

Medical Director, Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute

  • Board Certified, Fellowship-Trained
  • Recognized Diabetes Expert
  • Senior Scientist, Diabetes Research
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  • Diabetes
  • Subtypes of Diabetes
  • New Treatments for Diabetes
  • Obesity


Richard E. Pratley, MD serves as the Medical Director of the Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute. He is also a senior scientist at the Florida Hospital /Sanford- Burnham Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes and a professor at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona. He is board certified in internal medicine, received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed fellowships in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the University of Michigan, John Hopkins University and the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Pratley is an internationally recognized expert in diabetes. He hosts frequent lectures, has conducted numerous research studies on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles on diabetes. Dr. Pratley is currently a member of the editorial board of The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.


  • Board Certified, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, Geriatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship, Gerontology and Geriatrics, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship, Clinical Physiology and Metabolism Section, Gerontology Research Center National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Medical Degree, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Diplomate, Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, Geriatric Medicine
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Member, The Obesity Society
  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Member, Editorial Board of The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology


  • Honors, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan, 1979
  • Distinguished Service Award, Wayne State University, 1983
  • Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Clinical Research, American Federation for Clinical Research, 1992
  • Best paper published in the journal Obesity, 2009
  • Samuel E. Crockett, MD Chair in Diabetes Research, Florida Hospital, 2012



2415 North Orange Avenue, Suite 502
Orlando, FL 32804

Phone: 407.303.2801
Fax: 407.303. 2805

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The Villages

Florida Hospital The Villages Center for Health
8575 NE 138th Lane, Suite A
Lady Lake, FL 32159

Phone: 352.750.0608
Fax: 352.750.1093

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Dr. Pratley will be seeing patients at this location the 4th Friday of every month from 8:30 am – 12 noon.